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So I just setup my website fightify.com and as you will see, visitors are automatically redirected to a signup page, which shouldnt be happening.

This only occurs if the domain is typed without the www. prefix. www.fightify.com yields no errors.

I have a feeling that it has something to do with the .htaccess file, but I'm no coder, and have no idea how to fix it.

Has anybody seen this happen before?

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Yes, I've dealt with this before. You have to specify a NOBLOGREDIRECT in your wp-config.php file:

define( 'NOBLOGREDIRECT', 'http://www.fightify.com' );

If there's no site, WP has to redirect visitors somewhere. By default, that's the signup page. Adding that constant tells it where to go.

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Thanks a lot! That immediately solved it. – marketer365 Oct 28 '10 at 12:03
This worked perfect, thanks a million! – user3994 Mar 16 '11 at 19:34
@marketer365: since it worked, could you please mark my answer as accepted? – John P Bloch Mar 17 '11 at 16:46
I've set NOBLOGREDIRECT and requests for the main site that should 404 instead redirect 302 -> 200 to the NOBLOGREDIRECT URL. Apparently this is the intended behavior but it surprised me and it seems wrong. – sam Aug 9 '12 at 18:01
The solution to the 404 problem can be found here: remove_action( 'template_redirect', 'maybe_redirect_404' ); – brasofilo Jul 17 '13 at 17:56

I handle this issue with the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin.

I run my WP3 Network in subdirectory mode, and just assign domain names via the plugin, including any alternate domains. It's worked well for me, thus far.

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